27 days in Chile Itinerary

27 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Drive to Valle Nevado
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Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus
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Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 3 nights
Fly
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Copiapo
— 1 night
Drive
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La Serena
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
Fly

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Valle Nevado

The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
On the 26th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Valle Nevado travel planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Valle Nevado is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Valle Nevado. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Santiago.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

5
nights
Santiago

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in San Jose de Maipo--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, shop like a local with Patio Bellavista, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago travel route website.

Getting from Valle Nevado to Santiago by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Must see
Cerro Santa Lucia
4.5
©
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.9

4
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Step out of Castro with an excursion to Quilun Ecoturismo Marino in Queilen--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parque Tantauco, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Castro takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Quilun Ecoturismo Marino ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Quilun Ecoturismo Marino
5.0
©
Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9

4
nights
Puerto Varas

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Puerto Varas is known for nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer, and explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Varas sightseeing website.

Take a bus from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alsur Expediciones ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Alsur Expediciones
5.0

3
nights
Pucon

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Step out of Pucon with an excursion to Fortin Mapuche in Conaripe--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, take in the dramatic scenery at Ojos del Caburga, ride a horse along Maichin Turismo, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pucon trip builder app.

Getting from Puerto Varas to Pucon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Termas Geometricas ©
Hot Spring
Termas Geometricas
4.6
Lake Villarrica ©
Water Body
Lake Villarrica
4.6
Ojos del Caburga ©
Waterfall
Ojos del Caburga
4.2

1
night
Copiapo

Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, explore the activities along Laguna Verde, then look for all kinds of wild species at Desierto Florido, and finally ponder the design of Plaza Prat.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copiapo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Pucon to Copiapo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Serena.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

2
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La Serena

City of Churches

Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui, then get a dose of the wild on Central Tour la Serena, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Tortuga. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, then walk around Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Elqui Terapias.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Serena trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Copiapo to La Serena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip website.

Fly from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Serena in October: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Valle De La Luna ©
Must see
Valle De La Luna
4.7
Geyser del Tatio ©
Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
4.6

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